Stephanie Robichaux

Legislation would raise interest rates on student loans

Students and parents could start paying higher fixed interest rates on student loans next year if the U.S. House of Representatives passes certain legislation when it reconvenes this week. The Deficit Reduction Act is an omnibus bill that includes provisions for cutting a total of $40 billion in federal funds for programs such as student […]

Volunteers fare a tougher time than work-study students in getting into community service projects

Students receiving federal work-study grants are given priority over those who would like to work for free in some D.C. public school tutoring programs through GW’s Office of Community Service. Officials in the community service office said they are more accommodating to work-study students who are interested in both the Jumpstart and D.C. Reads programs […]

What’s the deal with… walls in the School Without Walls?

Admit it-you’ve walked past the School Without Walls Senior High School on campus and been confused. With an obvious structural irony in the D.C. Public School’s name, it’s normal to be stumped. The old, red brick building on G Street-which from the looks of it might be without air conditioning, maybe without reliable electricity, but […]

Other schools split on GW’s sibling discount program

Junior twins Stefanie and Katie Garry pay a total of $16,165 to cover both of their tuitions each year at GW because of a grant the University offers to families with more than one enrolled child. The GW Family Grant, established in 1988, awards half tuition to full-time undergraduate students who have siblings at GW. […]